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Hemp Hammocks Now Available

Rest and Relaxation with our Hemp Hammocks

Have you seen our Hemp Hammocks yet? These things are super cool and perfect for the eco-friendly person looking for some relaxation. These beautiful hammocks are made from our 20# hemp cord and are now available for purchase. When stretched to full size the hammock measures about 14ft by 8ft wide. Place the beautiful work of art between 2 solid trees and let the day dreaming begin!

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Macrame Hemp Bracelet – DIY

Easy Macrame Project from Free-Macrame-Projects.com

Hemptique is always on the look out for some fun and easy project our fellow crafters can do and we think we found a good one. Annette over at Free-Macrame-Project.com has agreed to share her tutorial for this beautiful hemp bracelet. You can get the hemp cord you need from us here in a variety of different colors or maybe try the project with our bamboo bakers twine for a different look! Either way, we would love to see your finished project. You can submit your work here.

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Illinois lawmakers are Considering Industrial Hemp

Illinois lawmakers are Considering Industrial Hemp

According to The Associated Press Lawmakers in Springfield, Illinois are considering a bill that will allow Illinois farmers to grow industrial hemp.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that state Sen. Toi Hutchinson is sponsoring the legislation. It has already passed the state Senate and is headed to the House.

Rob Davies, Illinois Farmers Union marketing director, says there is a big misconception that hemp is similar to marijuana. He says it is not a drug and from the farmers’ perspectives it makes sense “to have an alternative commodity” to grow.

Hemptique supports the legalization of industrial hemp in the United States. Check out the rest of the story here

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New DIY Jewelry Kits – Just in Time for Summer

Hemptique is proud to announce our DIY Jewelry Kits!

These fun kits are perfect to help you with the summer time activities. They are great for a party, make and take projects for your budding scouts, or friendship swaps at upcoming camps. Each kit can make 2 bracelets or 1 necklace. Don’t forget all of our other beautiful hemp cords we have as well. Our colorful hemp string is just what you need to set off your summer crafting.

Submit your finished product here! We cant wait to see it!

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Granny Square Hemp Coasters – DIY

Granny Square Hemp Coasters

Hemp is such an amazing and versatile material.

Check out these great indoor outdoor coasters you can make with our Hemp Cord. These instructions are provided by thistleandleaves. Take a picture of your creation and show us here at Hemptique your works of art!

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New Hemp T-Shirts

YOU NEED THESE SHIRTS!

Hemptique.com is proud to offer these wonderful Hemp T-Shirts! Made from 55%HEMP and 45% Cotton the feel and fit is fabulous. Made with water-based AZO free dye, your planet will thank you. The classic design looks good on everyone and with its generous length of 28” the style ideas are endless.  They are available in blank or printed designs and will ship from our California warehouse right to your door. Get yours today.

 

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What is Industrial Hemp?

What is Industrial Hemp?

Industrial hemp was once a major player on the American landscape. This strong resource (one of the earliest plants known, dating back to the Neolithic Age in China) was used for many different industrial applications, including paper, textiles, and cordage which you can check out here at Hemptique.com

Over time, the use of industrial hemp has moved into an even greater variety of products, including health foods, body care, clothing, construction materials, fuels, plastics and more. Did you know that The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper, and even the finest Bible paper today remains hemp-based? Henry Ford even built a prototype car from bio-composite materials, using agricultural fiber such as hemp.

 

In 1937, the passage of “Marijuana Tax Act” occurred, and, despite the U.S. government’s “Hemp for Victory” campaign during World War II, misplaced fears that industrial hemp is the same as marijuana combined with targeted harassment by law enforcement and began discouraging farmers from growing hemp. The last crop was grown in Wisconsin in 1958, and by 1970 the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) formally prohibited cultivation. Today most industrial hemp is grown in Europe and China.

 

Here at Hemptique.com we are committed to using the finest hemp in all of our products from our apparel to our cords for crafting. We believe in a sustainable environmentally safe product while living a fun and meaningful life. Thank you for being a part of it!

 

 

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Weekend Warriors! Here is your weekend craft project.

Weekend Warriors! Here is your weekend craft project.

This week’s pattern is a textured bracelet made in Hemptique Hemp Cord with some crafting beads. Get the pattern for the Beaded Bobble Bracelet on Underground Crafter! She used Hemptique Hemp Cord (100% hemp) – one 4-Color Card Box (samples use cord from Star Fish and Paradise boxes), or approximately 16 yd (14.5m) hemp cord.

 

 

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Hack Sack Rules

Hack Sack Rules

Did you know that there are actual rules to the game of Hacky Sack or Footbag? Me neither! I thought we could all just stand in a circle and kick the thing! Follow these easy rules the next time you are in a game and every one will have a good time. P.S. You can get your 100% Hemp Hack Sack right here on Hemptique.com 

 

  1. No Hands(except when serving),No Arms – Shoulders are technically allowed and are widely accepted among the average hack circle.
  2. Always serve the bag to someone else, unless of course you are alone. Footbag is traditionally a game of courtesy, hence “The Courtesy Toss“: a light lob usually toward the receivers knee.
  3. Don’t bogart that bag.– Don’t always hog it ’till you drop it because that sucks for everybody else. Being able to pass well is important to almost allfootbag games.
  4. Don’t say “sorry”.Everyone makes mistakes, especially when learning, so sorry’s are unnecessary.
  5. Try not to give knee passesPasses from the knee tend to go straight to the ground.
  6. Don’t play past .09(blood-alcohol level) – You will only get frustrated, and you might lose the Bag. It is also next to impossible to play with a drink in your hands.